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VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Dec 9

The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and

other vegetable oil markets.


* Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Friday on growers' estimates that

output in the world's No. 2 producer had fallen steeply, and on floods that

could delay harvesting.

* Soybeans fell on Friday for the second straight day and ended nearly 1 percent

lower for the week under pressure from prospects for bumper crops in South


* U.S. oil ended with its largest weekly percentage gain since July on Friday

amid hopes for increased demand following strong jobs data from the United

States, the world's top oil consumer.


* Asian markets were poised to move higher on Monday, energised by a potent

cocktail of upbeat Chinese trade data, a weaker yen and a firm finish on Wall


* U.S. crude oil ended up for a sixth day on Friday in its longest rally since

July and gold and many other commodities rose too as stronger-than-expected

hiring by American employers in November boosted confidence in the No. 1



> China's Nov commodities imports rebound, iron ore hits record

> Stiglitz sees Latam growth thanks to Chinese demand for food

> German biodiesel exports rise sharply to U.S.

> Argentina not planning to cut soy export tax -sources

> India's Nov soymeal exports jump almost three-fold on month

> Boehner blasts lack of farm-bill progress, supports extension

> Argentine farmers halfway through soy planting -exchange


> Industry regulator the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) will release data on

Malaysia's end-November palm oil stocks, exports and production on Dec. 10.

> Cargo surveyors Intertek Testing Services and Societe Generale de Surveillance

will release Malaysia's Dec. 1-10 palm oil export data on Dec. 10.

Soy and crude oil prices at 0007 GMT

Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume

CBOT SOY OIL JAN4 40.49 +0.00 0.00 0.00 0

NYMEX CRUDE JAN4 97.71 +0.06 97.62 97.79 735

CBOT soy oil in U.S. cents per pound

Crude in U.S. dollars per barrel

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